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1013 AM Amsterdam

Czar Amsterdam is an award-winning production company with over 25 years of experience in all matter of productions.

We make commercials, music video, branded content, documentary and anything else that demand high-quality production. Czar represents a roster of very nice and super talented directors – the young and curious, the established and seasoned.

A selection of our awards and honorable mentions include Cannes Palme d’Or 1996 for best production in the world, Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Young Directors Awards and Gunn Report.


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  • Cannes Palme d’Or for the best production company in the world
  • Cannes Lions, Silver: Bart Timmer, Canal Digital – Silver Hand
  • Cannes Lions, Silver & Bronze: Martin de Thurah, Weight Watchers – If you’re happy
  • Cannes Lions, Gold & Bronze: Andreas Nilsson, Old Spice – Dadsong
  • Cannes Lions, Silver: Bart Timmer: Heineken – Housewarming
  • Cannes Lions, Grand Prix, Gold, Silver & Bronze: Martin de Thurah Under Armour – Michael Phelps (Produced via Epoch Films)
  • Cannes Corporate: Boris Booij, Dick Moby – Sunglasses
  • Cannes Corporate: Bear Damen, Damen Shipyards – Tell me
  • Cannes Corporate: Boris Booij, Givaudan – Naturals
  • Cyber Lions, Bronze: Willem Gerritsen, Hi-Tec – Liquid Moutaineering
  • Gunn Report 2017: top 10 production companies
  • Golden Loeki, The best Dutch commercial of all times: Rogier van der Ploeg, Rolo – Elephant
  • Golden Loeki, The best Dutch commercial of 2018: Martin Werner, Staatsloterij – Frekkel
  • Eurobest, Silver: Joe Vanhoutteghem, IKEA – Ice Skaters
  • Eurobest, Silver: Willem Gerritsen, TomTom – Yoda
  • Eurobest, Silver: Bart Timmer, L.A.A.F.
  • Young Director Award: Jonathan Elbers, LG – Mini beam
  • Young Director Award, Winner: Jelmar Hufen, – Femme-0-matic
  • Young Director Award, Winner: Judith Veenendaal, Osu
  • Young Director Award, Silver: Sanne Vogel, Earcatch
  • Strasbourg Film Festival, Best European Short Film: Floris Kingma
  • Epica Awards, Gold & Silver: Bart Timmer Volkswagen – Laughing Horses
  • Epica Awards, Bronze: Willem Gerritsen: Hi-Tec – Liquid Mountaineering
  • Epica Awards, Gold: Bart Timmer, Heineken – Walking Fridge
  • Clio Awards, Bronze: Bart Timmer, Emma
  • 1.4, Six of the best creative commercials: Bart Timmer, Andreas Nilsson, Koen Mortier
  • Ciclope Awards, Silver: Koen Mortier, NN – Gymnast
  • Effie Awards, Golden: Rogier van der Ploeg Fruit Joy – Stoplicht
  • Indonesian Pinasthika Awards: Floris Kingma, Line – Fireworks
  • Indonesian Pinasthika Awards: Floris Kingma Tokobagus – Living Room
  • ADCN, Gold: Bart Timmer, Cup a Soup
  • ADCN, Silver: Bart Timmer, Inhaker
  • ADCN, Silver: Willem Gerritsen: TomTom, Darth Vader
  • ADCN, Silver: Bart Timmer, Heineken – Men with talent
  • ADCN, Silver: Bart Timmer Volkswagen – Service
  • Dutch Directors Guild Award, Outstanding Direction: Willem Gerritsen
  • Awards, Director of the year 2014: Bart Timmer
  • AdWeek, Ad of the year 2016: Martin de Thurah, Under Armour – Michael Phelps (Produced through Epoch Films)
  • The Lovie Awards, Gold & Bronze: Bart Timmer, Volkswagen – Laughing Horses
  • Dutch Public Broadcast, Best Viral: Jelmar Hufen, – Femme-o-matic
  • Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Winner, Silver & Gold: Martin Werner, Jack & Jones, Made from Cool
  • AdFormatie, Best Dutch Commercial Directors of 2017: Bart Timmer
  • AdFormatie, Best Dutch Commercial Talents of 2017, Bear Damen, Judith Veenendaal and Kay Lindhout
  • Lurzer’s Archive, 10 of the best commercial directors worldwide 2016: Bart Timmer
  • Dutch Single Top 100, 1st Place: Giancarlo Sanchez “Miljonair”